What makes a home green / Guides

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...ased financial freedom. As long as you take the right steps to prepare and shop carefully, retiring to a new home can be a great decision. Learn more about Wh...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...a sacrifice you are making. A green home usually translates into financial savings and improved quality of life. And it all starts with a home of a reasonable s...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...at saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are look...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...ahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a home, but it can have a positive fu...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...and multi-family towers have been a prevalent part of the urban landscape for decades. Not so long ago, the dream of a detached home began to disappear for many...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...anes spinning at 5000 RPMs. You might as well be pulling an open parachute. We need to call a spade a spade folks; this is a cute, but it also makes for a par...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...ation batts, you can easily have small gaps. It takes as little as 1/8th of an inch space between batts and studs to start an air convection and increase the ra...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...are dropping. So what used to be a niche market is now somewhat mainstream, and a greater market share always leads to competition and innovation. Advances in...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...an easily frame a wooden roof to carry the added weight of soil on a green roof, and wood is renewable, usually local, and more sustainably harvested than metal...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...at not all materials for green kitchen cabinets change greatly in price as they get greener, and other materials change dramatically. Regarding melamine alone, ...